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Invest in You

This was the title of a Fox Business channel documentary run between noon and two today, with Charles Payne, Liz Claman and a bunch of other Foxies in front of a live studio audience. The problem is that the special … Continue reading

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Samsung Still Doesn’t Get Customer Service

My wife bought a snazzy new Samsung side by side refigerator and freezer three years ago when we remodelled our kitchen. We had one service call to fix the icemaker under warranty once before, which was handled on a weekday….no … Continue reading

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Homeless Havens

This post has been ruminating around for a while, and I might have blogged about it before. The federal government has several thousand empty buildings, and they aren’t for some reason selling them. So, why not put the homeless in … Continue reading

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Popeye’s Big Adventure

We went down to our local Popeye’s to sample their chicken sandwich, to see how it compared to Chick-fil-A’s. We will confess that we like Popeye’s, having known them from the time they were a five store chicken place in … Continue reading

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USAA go read your ads

And then there’s that other paragon of customer service, USAA, the big auto insurer. I’ve been a customer of theirs for over 40 years. But, they raised their rates $20 US per month. Not bad, but I told them I … Continue reading

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VZ no BZ

Today was the day. Not only did Chase screw up, Verizon (VZ) apparently lost my cell phone payment and threatened to cut off service. Turns out, they deposited the check, because it cleared ol Chase, but Verizon can’t figure out … Continue reading

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Chase Overdraft Crap

About a year ago, I seriously overdrafted my checking account at Chase. So, I went down to the local branch to see what I could do to fix the situation. Turns out they can send a text to my smartphone … Continue reading

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White Castle No Comprende

White Castle, the venerable seller of sliders, recently opened in Scottsdale AZ. I decided I’d bring a bag home; my wife doesn’t know ol White Castle. I wanted to know if I could order a bag of 10 through the … Continue reading

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FBI, Fix Your Culture

The FBI, and to a lesser extent, Department of Justice, need a culture makeover. They are both probably notoriously top down driven, and not too tolerant of diverse opinions, we imagine. We have seen this before in government agencies, because … Continue reading

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Bonfire of the Vanities

So Nancy Pelosi is going to refer the House shenanigans to formal impeachment inquiry, or something. The stock market greeted the news with a collective yawn. The Democrats probably just lost the 2020 election to Trump, and might well have … Continue reading

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